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Old 07-17-2009, 05:32 PM   #1
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Alright, I got laid of in January and since found employment but my previous employer gave me a credit card worth $1000 to buy office supplies to help me find a new job. It expires next month so I used it to buy a new HP laptop, wireless router, anti virus, printer cartriges, etc. everything cost me $4.13.

My wife has a mac and doesn't want the new one. I have one that is 3 or so years old but works fine for everything I need. This computer is a good one, sells for $800 but it was on sale for $700. I dont really need it and I thought about selling it. I'm sure I could get $600 for it, I haven't even opened it yet.

I could pay a few bills involved with moving and maybe convince my wife to let me get that Marlin I've been eyeing or a bow so I can double the lenth of deer season. I would say 1911 but I know if I sell it I will only get a small portion of it to spend. Comments? Thoughts?

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Old 07-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #2
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Put it on Craigslist for that $600-650 spitty, that would be your best bet, especially when these kids and adults start going back to school. Still has a warranty?

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I have a new hp laptop like you described, dv6000. Awesome laptop!!

If you don't need/want it, then sell it and get something you can use.

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Sell for $604.13. Buy ammo.

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1 year factory warranty. I'm just afraid I'll sell it and then mine will die, that would just be awesome.

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spit, I hate to pee in your soup but a three year old laptop is well past it's life (tech) cycle. You will soon find it hard to find driver support for new soft/hardware.

Might just look at selling the older computer while it still has some resale value.

Or just ignore me.

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Actually cane, that thought had entered my head earlier this afternoon. I wonder what it would bw worht...

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If you can tell us the Brand, Chip, Ram, HD size and its relative condition we can give you a good idea of the value. But 3 years old my guess would $50-200 range.

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I would say 200 minimum, probly more like 250-275 if you hold out for the right buyer, then spend put it toward that bow, I got my first deer with a bow last season and even though it was just a little 5 point, I felt like I just got the new state record! A truly different expirence than rifle hunting.

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sorry spit........cane

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